Fr Dan Cavanagh PP:

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Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10.30am -2.30pm

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Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 13th October 2019

Categories: Newsletter


Fr. Dan Cavanagh P.P.  051 421515 087-2335432

Parish Office:  Phone 051-425093   Opening Hours 9.30am—12.30pm

Twenty Eighth Sunday of the Year

We are gathered to celebrate the Eucharist. The word Eucharist means ‘thanksgiving’. In celebrating the Eucharist we are giving thanks to God for all the blessings he has conferred on us, especially through Jesus, his Son.

Theme of the Weekend Readings: The Gospel story of the Ten Lepers reminds us of the wonder of gratitude.

First Reading: The Syrian Naaman returns to give thanks to the Jewish Prophet Elisha.

Second Reading: Contains a summary of the Good News of our salvation.

Gospel: The story of the healing of the ten lepers, and the return of just one to say thanks.

Weekday Masses:


Wednesday and Friday:            9.30am.

Thursday:                                  9.45am.


John and Margaret Hickey, Waterford

John Dowling, Tinnakilly 4th Anniversary

Peggy Purcell, Kilbrahan

Mary and Michael Tobin, Listerlin

Jack Hatley, Brabstown

Nuala Kehoe, School House Road

Marie Sheridan, Waterford

The Mission of the Church in Changing Times: As the number of priests decline, the new Mass schedule must allow the reduced number of priests to cover Masses in neighbouring parishes. A new schedule of Masses will be introduced across the Diocese on the First Sunday of Advent 2019.

The Sunday schedule in Rosbercon Parish will remain the same, with Mass in Listerlin at 9.30am and in    Rosbercon at 11am. On Saturday evenings, Rosbercon will have Mass on the second and fourth Saturday of each month while Glenmore will have Mass on the first, third and fifth Saturday. These Masses will be celebrated at 7pm. Tullogher will have Mass on the   Saturday of the first Sunday of each month, also at 7pm. At the beginning of each month those who attend Mass in Tullogher will be able to celebrate the anniversaries of their loved ones which occur that month. A special devotion will be provided. 

We are very happy that Students from Our Lady of Lourdes School will be attending daily Mass in  Rosbercon Church every Thursday morning 9.45am. We welcome the students and their presence at Mass is a blessing for the Parish.

October Station Envelopes and November Offering Envelopes have now being distributed to the homes of the Parish.The November Offering Envelopes contain a sheet for the names of your deceased family and friends. The names of your dead will be placed in the Memorial Box in front of the altar for the month of November. The usual distributors are asked to oblige and we thank them for doing this work on behalf of the parish.

The Opening Mass for the School Year for Scoil Mholinge, Listerlin will be celebrated in Listerlin/Mullinarrigle Church on Wednesday 16th October at 11.30am. All welcome.

The Opening Mass for the School Year for Shanbogh School will be celebrated in the School on Thursday 17th October at 11.30am. All welcome.

Fr Dan is asking for volunteers, male and female, to help clean the Church in Rosbercon. Please contact Fr Dan if you can help keep the Church beautiful.

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in Rosbercon Parish on Sunday 8th March 2020. This year the children from Saint Canice’s and Listerlin Schools will receive the Sacrament.

Visiting the Sick is an integral part of the life of the parish and an important part of the ministry of the priest. Fr. Dan is available to visit parishioners especially those who are sick. Please contact Fr. Dan at 051-421515 or 087-2335432

Mission Sunday this year falls on Sunday, 20th October.The theme of Mission Sunday this year is ‘Every Christian is  a Missionary’ and the Annual Collection for the Propagation of the Faith will be taken up at the weekend Masses, Saturday/Sunday, 19th/20th October. Please note that there is an envelope for your contribution to the Missions in your box of weekly envelopes. Please be generous as 1,096 Dioceses in mission territories are heavily dependent upon the Mission Sunday Collection.

The Mullinarrigle Church Choir would warmly welcome new members. The choir have brought new life and energy to the Masses in Mullinarrigle and we sincerely thanks the members. Why not come along and see if you would enjoy being a member of this choir.

Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

12th/13th October 2019 

Rosbercon: Saturday 19th October at 6.30pm:

Kattie Delahunty, Barnacole and Shanbogh

Mullinarrigle: Sunday 20th October at 9.30am:

John and Mary Knox, Brownstown

Rosbercon: Sunday 20th October at 11.00am

Tom and Betty Doyle, Waterford Road and deceased  Family members.

Tullogher Friday 18th October at 7.30

Margaret Barron, Brownsford


The New School Year

The silent school all summer waits

So quiet and still behind the gates.

But now the gates are open wide

And all the teachers crowd inside.

As they prepare to start their day,

The staffroom kettle steams away.

The children come from far and near,

Some Junior Infants shed a tear!

It’s time to start the new school year.

There will be laughter, joy and fun

And also homework to be done!

And dressing up for Halloween

And sums like 10 + 17,

And Circle Time and Show and Tell

And running when you hear the bell,

And Christmas Carols in the hall

Perhaps a little snow may fall!

And spelling tests and still more sums

And asking ‘An bhfuil cead agam?’

Until at last the summer comes.

And then we’ll go our separate ways

To start the summer holidays.

But in all we do, and all we say,

May God be with us every day.

Humour: When the new euro came to Ireland and the old money died, all the old notes and coins went to heaven. The coins were all welcomed and given fine accommodation. The notes were given far simpler quarters and complained to St. Peter. He replied, ‘I’ve seldom seen any of you around the church!.’

Collection of Parish Funds 5th/6th October 2019:

Offertory Collection:        €758.80

Weekly Envelopes:          €679.20

Parish Building Fund on 7th October 2019:  €559,054.40

Parish Debt on 7th October 2019: €44,781.40

¨ Richie Young Memorial

Richie Young 5k Memorial takes place on Sunday 20th October at 12 noon. Registration from 11.30am in the Big Field at the Pink Rock. Predict your 5k time. Walkers, runners, kids and adults are all welcome. Donations accepted on the day.

Winners will be the persons who correctly predict nearest their time. Refreshments and Prize giving in The Parish Pump afterwards.

¨ Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 16th October at 8pm.  Lotto Prize will be €675 and also Split the Pot on the night.

¨ Tullogher Rosbercon GAA

Tullogher Rosbercon GAA would like to thank all the parishioners for their support throughout the year. The club is starting a new draw to help fund new developments at the pitch. If you would like to join us talk to any committee member or call 087-6955255.

¨ Line Dancing Classes

Fancy a little bit of exercise whilst at the same time having a bit of fun? Why not try Line dancing every Tuesday and Thursday nights in Rosbercon Parish Hall. Beginners from 7pm to 8pm all other dancers from 8pm to 9.30pm. Both Men and Women from age 15 years and up are welcome.

¨ Community Alert

Tullogher Rosbercon Community Alert will hold a public information meeting on Tuesday 15th October at 7pm in the Parish Hall, Rosbercon. All parishioners are invited to   attend. The Gardai will be present to outline a range of   practical steps households can take to reduce the possibility of being burgled, and answered a series of  questions from those present.

Tullogher Rosbercon Community Alert have installed a number of grant aided Emergency Response Units in the homes of eligible parishioners in the past number of years and a representative of the alarm company will be present to give information about the alarm options. An outline of the use of defibrillators and the training available will also be given, in addition to an overview of the parish text alert system which has been a resounding success since the parish Community Alert was launched in October 2013. The Community Alert phone number is 083-1999585. Any suspicious activity should be reported to this number which should be added to each person’s mobile phone contact list.

The benefits of the Community Alert in a rural area like  Tullogher and Rosbercon is a reduction in opportunities for crimes to be committed through increased vigilance and communication between local people, increased communication between Gardai and the community, and a parish community that feels safer and more united in a  spirit of neighbourliness.

¨ St. Michaels Theatre

Saturday Matinee:  October 19th at 3pm “The Lion King 2019”

¨ New Ross Drama Workshop

New Ross Drama Workshop proudly presents an Evening of Comedy and Drama:

Smile Handsome, Last Panto in Little Grimley and Notes on Falling Leaves in:

Campile Hall on Wednesday 16th October at 8pm

St. Michaels Theatre, Friday 18th October  at 8pm

Clonroche Parish Hall Sunday 20th October at 8pm

Tickets €10 each are available at the door on the night.

Some of the plays contain adult themes.

Author: Eamon Kissane